Eddie Hayes, 50, of Jacksonville, died Thursday morning, August 27, 1998, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
He was born Feb. 17, 1948, in Jacksonville, the son of Clarence "Bud" and Doris Holloway Hayes. He married Betty Meadows on Jan. 3, 1970, near Springfield, and she survives.
He is also survived by two stepsons, Robert E. (wife, Dee Dee) Mullens Jr. of Jacksonville, and Richard L. (wife, Sue) Mullens of Champaign; three step-grandchildren; three brothers, Thomas (wife, Alice) of Franklin, Dennis (wife, Judie) and Steven, both of Jacksonville; and two sisters, Connie Maxwell and Penny, both of Jacksonville. He was preceded in death by both parents and one step-grandson.
Mr. Hayes had worked at The Salvation Army, Mobil Chemical and Kentucky Fried Chicken. He enjoyed working on automobile engines and fishing. Mr. Hayes served in the United States Army for seven years.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Asbury Cemetery. The family will meet friends just prior to the services. Memorials are suggested to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The Williamson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Funeral services for Eddie Hayes were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, 1998, at Asbury Cemetery with the Rev. Ray Spellbrink officiating. Ray was joined by his wife Cindy in singing "The Old Rugged Cross: and :" In The Garden." Garry Lewis read the poem "Waiting At Eternity's Door." Military rites were performed by the Combined Veterans Unit with Commander Rod Olson, Officer of the Day Ed Witham, Color Guards Paul Sorrills and Chas Myers, Color Bearers Henry Wilson and Bernard Lahey, Firing Squad Norm Cottingham, Bill Angelo, Floyd Hepworth and Bud Plemitscher and Bugler John J. Roth. Williamson Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Submitted by: Cheryl (Curtis) Behrend